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About the 2021 Arts Presentation

The SYF Arts Presentation (AP) is a benchmarking platform that offers opportunities for continuous learning and improvement through feedback from industry professionals. Presentations are open to the public, and admission is free. Besides receiving written feedback for improvement by adjudicators, participating schools are conferred Certificates of Distinction, Accomplishment and Commendation. In 2016, the SYF AP categories for Band, Chinese Orchestra and Drama were broadened to include the ensemble sub-categories as well as a wider variety of dramatic forms.

The SYF 2021 AP categories and sub-categories are as follows:

  • Band (Flexible Band, Brass Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble)
  • Chinese Orchestra (Mixed Ensemble with Wind Instruments, Mixed Ensemble without Wind Instruments, Sectional Ensemble-Winds, Sectional Ensemble without Wind Instruments)
  • Dance (Chinese, Indian, International, Malay)
  • Instrumental Ensemble (Angklung, Gamelan, Guitar, Guzheng, Handbell/Handchime, Harmonica, Harp, Indian Orchestra and Strings)

“SYF has been an integral part of my musical journey. Without SYF, I don't think I would have improved that much as a musician and as a person. I remember participating in the SYF in 2000 and subsequently in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The amount of preparation required was tremendous and thorough. It was through this that I have learnt to persevere and keep striving for the best. Like many others, strong friendships that lasted for many years to come were formed during this period. Most importantly, I believe that the SYF is an excellent platform for character building, team building and getting to appreciate the arts even more."

Mr Lau Wen Rong, trumpeter with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra